Day 5: …. Over the sea to Skye

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JAX the official stamp licker, the Portree post office mascot. Skye Boat Song “The Skye Boat Song” is a Scottish folk song recalling the escape of Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) from Uist to the Isle of Skye …

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Orkney Islands: Who knew?

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Day 4 of our Azamara Club cruise of the British Isles. We left Edinburgh’s Leith harbor about 2:30pm on Wednesday, July 6 on route to Kirkwall, Orkney islands. We’re scheduled to arrive at 8:00am and have a full day for …

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Edinburgh July 2016 – Waiting for a Princess

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Day 3, Azamara Club cruise of the British Isles, Day 2 of Edinburgh. We’re up, breakfasted, and off the ship by 8am as planned. The ship has a shuttle for us to go into Edinburgh and its outside as promised. …

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Arrival in Edinburgh, Royal Yacht Brittania and Lord Hopetoun.

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After a restful first day on board the Azamara, we docked in Leith Port, Edinburgh, Scotland. Few ships can dock in this tidal port because it requires pinpoint navigation and just the right size ship. We went upstairs to Deck …

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Azamara Great Britian Cruise July 2016

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The Azamara 8 day British Isles cruise leaves from Copenhagen, Denmark, cruises wset across the North Sea to Edinburgh, goes North to the Orkney Islands, west to the Isle of Skye, south west to Belfast, Waterford, and finally Dublin. In …

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Anticipation….. vacation summer 2016

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July 1, 2016 Packing and anticipating our Azamara 8 night British Isle cruise and hop over to Paris. Gail and I were so enamored with Scotland last summer that we started looking for ways to return this summer to see …

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Guest Blog 3: The rest of the story…. Giverny, Bayeux, Honfleur and Paris, oh my!

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Thank you Bev and Gord Simpson, you did a great job with this travelogue, Gord taking pictures and Bev putting her thoughts, and their adventures on paper. It makes me want to return to France again. The picturesque port of …

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Guest Blog 2: Bev and Gord Simpson North West France by car

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Sunday Sept 27. Today’s visit to Juno Beach in Courselles sur Mer and the Canadian cemetery in Bény sur Mer were very moving. There is not much to see on the beachfront at Juno and in fact we found it …

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Guest Blog: Paris and Normandy September 2015

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My sister and brother-in-law, Bev and Gord Simpson, are in France for 2 weeks, I’m living vicariously through them. I think it must be time for another trip to France! Bev and Gord live in Toronto and are avid travelers, …

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Getting to know Edinburgh, our last two days in Scotland.

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On Friday and Saturday, our last two days in Scotland, we decided to see how many steps we could log onto the Fitbit and explore Edinburgh more fully. This street performer was amazing. He, or she, was on the Royal …

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